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Old 08-25-2012, 06:22 PM   #31
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Not much happening on this thread I guess - we are still trying to decide between this cruise and a longer one with another cruise line that is about the same price. I really love Disney and can't make up my mind which one to take!
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Old 09-15-2012, 08:18 PM   #32
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Hi All.

Very excited to report that we booked our airfare for the cruise. We will come in a week early and spend a couple of days in London and Paris before arriving in Barcelona.

I watched rates for a couple of weeks and then jumped when I saw a big drop in fares on British Airways.

Very excited. Now need to book some hotel rooms.

Anyone else nailing down their plans?

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Old 09-15-2012, 09:57 PM   #33
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We wound up booking the one that leaves the next week, August 17. But haven't started looking at airfare yet.
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Old 09-15-2012, 10:36 PM   #34
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Hi All.

Very excited to report that we booked our airfare for the cruise. We will come in a week early and spend a couple of days in London and Paris before arriving in Barcelona.

I watched rates for a couple of weeks and then jumped when I saw a big drop in fares on British Airways.

Very excited. Now need to book some hotel rooms.

Anyone else nailing down their plans?

-Dan
How were you able to book the return flight? I thought you couldn't book until 331 days in advance? I would like to do Paris before the cruise too. Where are you flying into and are you leaving from Barcelona to go home. I'm trying to work on my plans too.
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Old 09-16-2012, 09:00 AM   #35
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Most, but not all airlines seem to be available now.

If you search through Kayak, it will show you options available now. I ended up booking right through the BA website.

We are flying into London - will chunnel to Paris after a couple of days - then take the overnight Trenhotel to Barcelona a day prior to the cruise. We stay one more night post-cruise and then fly home early on the 18th (connecting through London).
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Old 10-01-2012, 03:55 PM   #36
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Really appreciate all the tips! May do just this. IF we flew into Paris or London, how far is that from the Barcelona port? another plane ride?

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For those wanting to go to Paris .. just wander .. don't pay out for ABD!

Fly direct into Paris, get the underground to DisneyLand Paris (DLP), Eiffel Tower, Riverboat cruises .... to name but a few. It's so easy to get around.

Or, fly into London (Gatwick or Heathrow), then get the Eurostar from London all the way to Paris .. it s passenger train which goes under the channel .. very fast and very comfortable.

Use your DVC points to stay at DLP perhaps?

We're also on this cruise .. have cruised Disney in the Med in 2010, 2011 and now 2013.

One more tip ..... last year, I organised a private tour of Rome. The company I used was recommended by the DVC staff as they had been on a Med cruise a few months previously. They were fantastic ... we had 42 in the end, toured in 7 seater luxury mini vans, got dropped off at the door of each attraction and had the best day ever. Find them here ... www.yourtourinitaly.com ... the owner is called Aldo.

I can't get on here much due to my work being busy, but I'll pop on as much as I can to see if anyone needs help. I'm pretty sure Heather will help too ... 2 Brits who can hopefully help out a little!!

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Old 10-01-2012, 04:04 PM   #37
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I might just do this Chunnel and Trenhotel. Sounds like a great idea!

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Old 10-01-2012, 04:05 PM   #38
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I might just do this chunnel and trenhotel. sounds like a great plan!

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Most, but not all airlines seem to be available now.

If you search through Kayak, it will show you options available now. I ended up booking right through the BA website.

We are flying into London - will chunnel to Paris after a couple of days - then take the overnight Trenhotel to Barcelona a day prior to the cruise. We stay one more night post-cruise and then fly home early on the 18th (connecting through London).
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Old 10-22-2012, 05:53 AM   #39
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Really appreciate all the tips! May do just this. IF we flew into Paris or London, how far is that from the Barcelona port? another plane ride?
You can fly from either London or Paris to Barcelona, or get the Eurostar from London to Paris. The Chunnel is a train that takes cars, whereas the Eurostar is for passengers only .. both are very quick and convenient, but only the Eurostar is for passengers and goes from London (Chunnel goes from Ashford in Kent).

The Eurostar goes direct to Marne-Le-Valle which is at the doorstep of the DisneyLand Paris park. It takes around 40 mins to get from there to the city of Paris should you want to visit there.

The UK has low cost airlines which would take you from London to BCN direct ... Easyjet is a popular one and the one we use (have just booked our flights for this cruise). It's no frills, queue up and rush for seats together, but it's only 2 hours to BCN from London so not too bad if you have to sit separately.

Hope that helps!

We're booked onto the 4 night cruise prior to this one too ... thought it would be nice to have an extended holiday. Nice and easy as we live in Europe!
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This helps immensely! Thanks bats!
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[QUOTE=bats;46511796]The Chunnel is a train that takes cars, whereas the Eurostar is for passengers only .. both are very quick and convenient, but only the Eurostar is for passengers and goes from London (Chunnel goes from Ashford in Kent).

Thanks for the clarification on this! I had thought that the Chunnel was only the slang name of the Channel Tunnel, and was using it above as synonomous with the Eurostar (which I now realize was a mistake).

In any event, we plan to fly to London about a week prior to the cruise - and then take a couple of trains (Eurostar and then Elipsos, I believe) down to Barcelona.
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Old 10-26-2012, 11:39 AM   #42
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We are also going on this Cruise it will be out first Cruise and who better to go with but DCL. It will be myself DH and DD aged 12.
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Old 10-31-2012, 05:22 PM   #43
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We are also going on this Cruise it will be out first Cruise and who better to go with but DCL. It will be myself DH and DD aged 12.
Welcome aboard!! You're certainly starting with a beautiful ship and a great itinerary!
Are you flying direct to BCN ( Barcelona) or visiting more of Europe beforehand?
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FE?


I know its early but would anyone be interested in participating in FE exchange? I'll start the list and share with all if anyone is up for it. You can PM your name, DISboard name and room number. I'll share with those who participate.

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Old 11-03-2012, 03:11 PM   #45
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Hi Everyone!

DH, DD16 and I will be joining you I've been to Italy and Monaco a zillion years ago, but neither DH nor DD have ever been to that part of Europe. This will be Disney Cruise #9 for us

We're also doing the ABD add-on - our 3rd adventure. We did a cruise combo in Alaska and were so glad we decided to splurge - they are definitely pricey. We saw and did SO MUCH MORE than those that were just on the cruise and relying on the DCL excursions. I haven't looked that closely on this Med cruise, but on the Alaska cruise the ABD price was within $100 of the pricing for the indivdual excursions offered to the same places/activities. PLUS, there is no way you can do all of them except with ABD. Since you're in a small group, it's easy for them to get us to many more sights at each port than we could do on our own. Since we don't plan to go back to Alaska (and probably not the Med), we want to maximize the experience.

FE? Absolutely count us in It's so much fun coming back to the Stateroom to see what little surprises are waiting for us in our FE! DD and I also have a blast plannnig our gifts!
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